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Drawing, Motif for Decorative Design

This is a Drawing. It was created by Walter Shirlaw. It is dated 1875–80 and we acquired it in 1912. Its medium is graphite on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Walter Shirlaw. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Walter Shirlaw.

Its dimensions are

25.9 × 19 cm (10 3/16 × 7 1/2 in.)

It is signed

Signed and titled in graphite, lower right: "Motive for / Decorative design / Walter Shirlaw N.A."

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, on verso: "48", "illas (?)", "47, 48", and "smaller"

Cite this object as

Drawing, Motif for Decorative Design; Walter Shirlaw (American, b. Scotland, 1838–1909); USA; graphite on paper; 25.9 × 19 cm (10 3/16 × 7 1/2 in.); Gift of Mrs. Walter Shirlaw; 1912-16-10

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